Collapsing peninsula

Yasha Yaptik crosses the bed of a former lake that has completely collapsed due to melting permafrost. This once several metre deep lake is now like desert, only a small stream trickling through the centre remains. Scientists are now increasingly concerned that if the global temperature continues to rise, millions of tonnes of methane locked in the Siberian permafrost will be released into the atmosphere. Accelerating climate change and mirroring the fate of the Nenets onto the rest of the world.

Photo 6 of 26 in A Changing Landscape

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Yasha Yaptik crosses the bed of a former lake that has completely collapsed due to melting permafrost. This once several metre deep lake is now like desert, only a small stream trickling through the centre remains. Scientists are now increasingly concerned that if the global temperature continues to rise, millions of tonnes of methane locked in the Siberian permafrost will be released into the atmosphere. Accelerating climate change and mirroring the fate of the Nenets onto the rest of the world.
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